Julio Teheran was bad on this particular evening, as the Cubs offense made easy work of the veteran right-hander. As part of the onslaught, Willson Contreras flared tempers by being extra boisterous about his home run in the second inning, which brought both dugouts and bullpens onto the field. The whole situation was ridiculous, but then again the Cubs organization backed John Lackey and his stupid antics for two years, so seeing Contreras act like a buffoon is hardly surprising. Good thing a fan didn’t interfere, or the entire city would have to gather and blow up the ball for good luck while simultaneously ruining said fan’s entire life. Anyway, the Braves got smoked and have three chances to make up for it this week.
The Braves swapped out two arms yesterday, moving Kyle Wright to the major league bullpen and Grant Dayton to Triple-A.
Resident draft expert Matt Powers got an exclusive interview with one of the Braves’ top picks in this month’s draft.
The legend is giving back to younger generations, sharing some of his immense knowledge with the Prospect Development Pipeline.
“This will kind of give me my coaching fix for a little bit,” said Jones, who spends a couple of weeks with the Braves during Spring Training and pops in to help the organization a few times during the course of the season. “I want to give these guys the opportunity to experience something I wasn’t able to at 17 or 18. A lot of these guys are about to go through a pretty serious transition in their careers, and I want to help prepare them for that.”
The first overall pick has inked a deal with the Orioles.
The early front-runner for the AL Cy Young Award will be out for a while longer.